Taylor v. Georgia Pacific

VERDICT

Trial
08/04/15 – 08/13/15

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Summary

A Florida state court jury slammed Koch Industries Inc.-owned Georgia-Pacific LLC with a $17 million verdict in an asbestos lawsuit, finding that a construction worker’s cancer was caused by exposure to the deadly mineral in the company’s joint compound.

The jury reached their verdict following a trial that started August 4. They awarded plaintiff Roy Taylor, whose doctor testified could die within a year, $13 million and his wife Suzanne $4 million while also clearing Dow Chemical Co. subsidiary and co-defendant Union Carbide Corp. of all liability, according to a Courtroom View Network webcast of the trial.

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Outcome

Verdict for Plaintiff -

Fault - Georgia Pacific - 55%
Union Carbide - 0%
Roy Taylor - 15%
Taylor's employer - 30%

Damages - Award amounts:

Roy Taylor - past - $8,000,000.00
future - $5,000,000.00

Suzanne Taylor - past - $1,500,000.00
future - $2,500,000.00

Sessions

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